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White River and Hazyview, Mpumalanga What to do: Mpumalanga boasts some of South Africa’s most stunning views, and what better way to get close to your new spouse than to take in the majesty of Mother Nature together. One must-experience trip is God’s Window in Mpumalanga, named so because of the awe-inspiring views. Use the road-trip time to bond with your beloved, the drive is worth it – soak up the magic of rolling green hills, fields of flowers and the waterfalls. To really escape and get away from the maddening crowd, head over to Highgrove House, an 18th-century colonial farmstead that offers five-star country living. Surrounded by jacaranda trees, it offers colonial ambiance and great cuisine. The Orchard Spa offers the perfect setting to restore and revitalise energy and balance while the Kruger Park (20 minutes away) is a great place and the country’s most famous game reserve – you have to see what the fuss is about. Where to stay: Highgrove House, www.highgrove.co.za Why we love it: Because in this remarkable setting, Highgrove offers private romantic dining, either on the verandah of your suite with lanterns, in the quaint bar, or at the swimming pool – very romantic under the stars surrounded by lanterns. The dinner comes with a back massage – and dessert is served in the room.

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Nature’s Valley, Garden Route What to do: As little or as much as you like! The Garden Route isn’t just a road to your destination, it’s also very much a destination in itself – one that involves a little bit of everything from wine routes to mountains, oceans and forests. The choice is yours! Nature’s Valley might not be as popular as towns such as Knysna or Plettenberg Bay, but it’s all the more reason to escape to this hidden little gem. This coastal enclave is also part of the Tsitsikamma National Park and is a haven for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. We suggest you visit Tranquillity B&B, which was voted the best honeymoon destination in South Africa for four years in a row by The Bride’s Choice Awards. Tranquility B&B is where the ocean and the forests meet in magnificent splendour, and you can really relax and take in your amazing surroundings. Soak up sun and get some relaxation into your soul as you enjoy some of the most spectacular beaches. You can also watch the dolphins playing in the surf or the breaching whales celebrating new life. If you are feeling more energetic, hit one of the magnificent hiking trails that offer unrivalled views of sea, forest, waterfalls and lagoons. For wild-animal lovers, there are regular bush buck and bush pig sightings in the village, or you can go leopard spotting by trying to find one of these elusive big cats that hide out in the forest. There’s also bird watching, kayaking and fishing. Where to stay: Tranquility B&B, www.tranquilitylodge.co.za Why we love it: Like the name suggests, peace and serenity is close at hand. You can fall asleep to the sound of the waves crashing, interspersed with the indigenous garden’s singing birds and trickling water feature. The finest linen and soft fluffy towels makes you feel at home in this little bit of paradise that you can easily lose yourself in.

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Nubian Bride Issue 9  

Nubian Bride is the only bridal publication in the industry that caters for African women. African brides, in all their diversity, celebrate...

Nubian Bride Issue 9  

Nubian Bride is the only bridal publication in the industry that caters for African women. African brides, in all their diversity, celebrate...